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obama and senator roger wicker. this move cummings just days after the letters were intercepted in mail sorting facilities for the white house, capitol hill. nbc's tracie potts has the details. >> reporter: richard what led them to mississippi, was the setting on not just two, but three letters wents too a mississippi judge, signing those letters to become a silent partner i am kevin curtis and i approve this message. that suspect called kevin curtis has been arrested in his home in tupelo, mississippi. the authorities were led there as a result of the investigation. three letters positive for the potentially dangerous and deadly substance ricin. wicker, president obama and the judge's all postmarked april 8th from memphis, according to authorities. what they don't know is why he did. there's little information, little evidence on what his motive could have been, what we do know, it's had a huge impact here on capitol hill. other offices including senator richard shelby checked after reports of suspicious packages. both here on capitol hill and back in local districts. nothing else foun
contacted was the recent letters that were sent to senator wicker, as well as president obama. the information that we received from the fbi of the content that those two letters contained, the way that the letters were typewritten to those two individuals, the postmark similarity that we had, it raised suspicion that there could possibly be a connection to the letter that we received in justice court. the next step that we took was a joint effort in investigating what we could about what this substance was that was inside the letter that we had. as you all know, the federal authorities released the information as far as the content that they believed was placed inside the two letters to senator wicker, as well as president obama. their team and other government officials arrived at our facility. we staged them on our north parking lot. there's a portable laboratory that was brought in. they came in and took possession of our letter, which is the justice court letter that was received on april 10th. that particular letter, content and envelope has been analyzed at the laborato
. officials say curtis mailed letters containing ricin to president obama, senator roger wicker and a judge in mississippi. >> the debate over abortion raged for years and a san francisco sidewalk has become a battle ground for those facing off. allen wong is there as they are arguing over their rights. >> the current ruling is that abortion opponents have to stay eight feet away from potential clients but that hasn't been working out because they've been camped out in front of the door putting them inontact withientso the door. now the safety committee is recommending a 25-foot buffer zone. >> never intimidated anyone. i offer them pamphlets with places to get help. abortionppee their interaction was phone shall cliens compassionate counseling but abortion rights supporters say the sidewalk protests is tantamount to bullying. >> because of the harassment many people walk through doors crying and confused by pamphlets they've been given full of medical misinformation. >> both sides spoke to a committee recommending a 25 foot buffer zone in front of the entrance in front of the only planned
overnight, suspected of sending letters contaminated with poison to president obama and senator roger wicker. the move comes just days after the betters were intercepted in mail-sorting facilities. tracie potts is live with the details. >> reporter: authorities after an exhaustive investigation traced the letters to paul kevin curtis of tupelo, mississippi. he was arrested at his home in mississippi, as authorities try to figure out what the motive was here. three letters that tested positive for potentially dangerous ricin. the one sent to senator wicker never made it to capitol hill. it was intercepted. one sent to president obama was intercepted offsite. all of them postmarked april 8th. and all postmarked for memphis. what gave it away was the common signature. i am kevin curtis and i approve this message, at the end of the letters. the test on the first letter to wicker, had proved inconclusive. and the second one, as well. they're trying to figure out how potent this ricin was. and while it initially tested positive, the further tests by the fbi have been inconclusive. they ordered mor
letters laced with ricin to president obama and senator. the president was sent to the president was intercepted yesterday. the secret service says the man, kenneth curtis sent both letters. officials say signed with initials kc. nannette miranda has been looking at the security officers screen mail sent to our capitol and reports now from sacramento. >> this is where letters are sorted out by staff. >> at california state capitol they use these security procedures for mail coming into the governor's, state lawmakers and other leaders as feds do. tony beard says it's screened first for things like ricin and anthrax before mail ever gets to the capitol rail mail room. >> just technology but also a combination of skills we teach people. there are fbi protocols to follow. >> the procedures work with washington, d.c.. they were discovered in the off site location. the screening doesn't work that. is where training can provide protection. >> there is a fine line between threatening and having a right to disagree. >> nothing chemical has been detected in mail sent to late leaders. >> s
substance that preliminarily tested positive for ricin. the letters were addressed to president obama, senator rodger wicker and a judge in that state. they are likely sent from a writer who is a frequent writer to federal officials. two letters were quite similar. both letters determined to be similar based on targets, post marks and et cetera. both are postmarked out of memphis, tennessee on april 8, 2013. both letters signed, quote, i am k. c. and i approve this message." at the white house here is jay carney's take. >> there was a letter. the off-site facility feeted a suspicious substance and a test was undertaken. the fbi has the lead this that investigation. >> with lawmakers and law enforcement on edge, multiple senate offices had reports of suspicious mail today, including this phoenix, senator jeff flake from arizona. >> there was no harmful substance on the letter, but the letter with ricin was sent from tennessee to senator wicker. this letter came from tennessee with no return address and with an oily substance on it. so it was troubling, and my staff alerted authorities,
. mississippi man is under arrest, accused of trying to send ricin to president obama and senator wicker. paul kevin occcurt >>> the weather looks nice in the bay area today. as we look live toward the tallest skyscraper in san francisco, the transamerica pyramid, and plenty of blue out there. the numbers start out chilly with 41 in santa rosa, 43 at livermore and 47 in san jose. we warm up from there to 77 in san jose and 69 in the city. and the extended forecast look at what happens. the numbers warm into the mid- 80s by early next week. looks like a good beach weekend, as well. enjoy it. happened in texas to the oklahoma bombing. we'll show you the possible toxic health risk. >>> gun control is blocked in the u.s. senate and the president is furious. >> this was a pretty shameful day for washington. >> we'll look at why the white house couldn't get enough support from democrats. >>> and a surprise arrest in the murder of two prosecutors. details on the woman who could face the death penalty ahead on "cbs this morning." ♪ ♪ [ male announcer ] for those who willingly take on the day...
. letters to president obama and senator roger wicker of mississippi were intercepted. the letters are undergoing additional testing. >> any time a suspicious pouder is located in a mail facility it is tested. and the mail is screened. the mail sent here is screened and these tests are undertaken at remote sites to mitigate risk to recipients and general population. >> the fbi says results of the tests on those envelopes could be released later today. >>> president obama, vowing to fight on after a gun control bill came up short. the senate voting down a compromised measure to expand background checks and military style assault weapons. the gun lobby lied about the bill and senators of both parties caved in to put call pressure. >> all in all, this was a pretty shameful day for washington. but that is not over. i want to make it clear to the american people, we can bring along meaningful changes to reduce gun violence if the american people don't give up on it. >>> a major break in the case of three high profile kigz in kaufman county texas. the wife of a disgraced former justice o
to the emotional debate over gun control. president obama with strong words after the senate failed to pass a key proposal to expand background checks. he called it a shameful day in washington and vowed to keep fighting. john carl has the story. >> the amendment is not agreed to. >> reporter: just as the bill was voted down, two victims of gun violence scream out in the senate chamber. >> shame on you! >> the president joined by gabby giffords and some of the families were anger. >> all in all this was a shameful day for washington. >> reporter: afterwards the newtown families told us they were disappointed but determined. >> we don't have a political agenda. we just don't want other people to suffer through this. we want their passing to mean something, to have a purpose. >> reporter: james and natalie barden lost their little brother daniel in the sandy hook massacre. >> i feel that we owe it to daniel because his life needed to mean something. >> he was just so thoughtful and he thought about everybody. he was always happy. >> reporter: senator rand paul yesterday accused the president of usi
- tainted les sent to president obama and tainted letters sent to president obama and a u-s senator: >>> breaking news in the case of suspected ricin tainted letters sent to president obama and a u.s. senator. law enforcement have taken a person into custody in tupelo, mississippi. letters are signed ikc and i approve this message. one was addressed to the president and the other to mississippi senator roger wicker. the letters were intercepted tuesday before they could reach their intended targets. senate mail delivery is suspended for two days as a precaution. >>> it may have been one of the more photographed crimes in history. immediately boston police turned to social media for clues about the bombings. but that effort has not stopped with police. kpix 5's mike sugerman shows us the work of the new armchair investigators. >>> reporter: more cell videos and pictures, maybe hundreds of thousands now on the web, one who goes by 4 chan think tank now han 1.2 million hits and that's doubled in just three hours. it has detailed photos of several people with backpacks in and around the
. those letters addressed to president obama and mississippi republican senator roger wicker. we have learned the suspect is a man from tupelo, mississippi, a man with a long history of sending letters to lawmakers in washington. investigators say that early tests on those letters were positive. that mail never came close to the president or the senator for that matter. they set off alarms though in postal screening facilities away from the white house and away from chill. i want to start our coverage this hour now with mike emanuel who is live on capitol hill and there is a lot we can report now that we could not several hours ago. what do we have now. >> that's right, bill. we can tell you the man's name is kenneth curtis, he is from tupelo, mississippi. the arrest made we understand this evening unclear whether charges will be filed tonight or tomorrow and where they will be filed you better believe federal law enforcement and prosecutorial people talking about exactly how to proceed from this point. we know that these letters addressed to president obama and senator roger wicker,
connected to poison letters recently mailed to president obama and a u.s. senator. both those letters tested positive for ricin. ricin is a deadly poison made from castor beans. it can kill within 36 hours and there's no known antidote. an fbi spokesperson says at this point they don't believe the letters are related to the attacks in boston and what's happening there. >> new details and new accusations are being made tonight in the audrey pott case, this time against her school, saratoga high. pott is the 15-year-old girl who committed suicide. her family says it was as a result of a sexual assault and bullying at the hands of three male classmates. her family has just filed a claim which could be a precursor to a lawsuit against the saratoga union high school district. more live from san jose. >> reporter: good evening. this is what's called a governor claim. it is required if the family wants to pursue legal action against the school distribute t.outlines new allegations against school officials, some of which are shocking. the overriding accusation made by audrey potts' family against th
with the deadly poison ricin to president obama as well as mississippi senator roger wicker. jon roberts has that story live from oxford, mississippi. john. >> reporter: good morning to you. we do know that kevin curtis is in jail at the lafayette county jail in oxford, mississippi. he is probably going to have a first appearance in federal court next door some time in afternoon. he can potential ale lee face very serious charges including use of a weapon of mass destruction, terrorism charges, as well as an attempt to commit murder for allegedly sending three letters one to senator wicker, one to president obama and another one to a district court judge in tupelo, mississippi, sadie holland. that was the first letter to be received on april the 10th. haoerp is what we know about this fella. he lives near the border of tennessee. ef is a part-time musician, an elvis i impersonator by trade and seems to sur scribe to various broad spreur theories when it comes to trafficking in body parts. this whole story may go all the way back to city 99 when he was working as a maintenance contractor for
man now charged with sending letters laced with poison the president obama and senator roger wicker. paul caron curtis is a musician, as you might have guessed. a video, an elvis impersonator. he previously had written, uncovered a conspiracy to assault the human body parts on the black market. curtis appeared in federal court earlier. his attorney maintaining that he is not guilty. joining us tonight. former prosecutors, good to have you both with us. it is terrific. i'm sorry. i have to take this more seriously. when you have an elvis impersonator going after the president's and senator weicker, i am sure there is no one that finds it funny, but to me it is bizarre beyond belief. >> it has to be a killer impersonation. had to do it. i just have to perry is going to be great for the jury to see this. lou: will this go to jerry? is this fellow not so obviously deserves that -- >> you may be disturbed, but it is pretty difficult to assert an insanity defense successfully. because it's really not enough to get this guy off the hook with insanity as a defense. lou: you go said seeing a
laced with poison sent to president obama and senator roger wicker was indeed ricin. authorities are now saying it was a low grade, not necessarily but denies. in other words, it would not be fatal. it doesn't mean that it is any less dangerous. is potentially for those who come into direct contact with the. but the authorities are now saying it was a low great variety, still a threat. it would get the latest from peter barnes on that in just a second. in the meantime, this weapon in boston, as you know, they're looking at two potential suspects. but what is not suspect right now is the type of weapon used. crude but effective. one, the former marine lieutenant colonel says it could become the weapon of choice for terrorists in this country, whether they are terrorists from this country are not. explain what you mean by that and whether they have, in fact, come to our sure. >> well, the term ieds is relatively new, but the whole concept of what -- we use the term booby trap, really the same thing we have with ieds. certainly timothy mcveigh, the unabomber, those are names that come to mi
out definitively today if letters sent to president obama and senator roger wicker contain the poison ricin. mississippi police have arrested 45-year-old paul kevin curtis at his home. the fbi says curtis sent three letters, all of which preliminarily tested positive for ricin, and included a final line that red, "i am kc, and i approve this message." 'one size fits all'. it doesn't. that's crazy. we're all totally different. ishares core. etf building blocks for your personalized portfolio. find out why 9 out of 10 large professional investors choose ishares for their etfs. ishares by blackrock. call 1-800-ishares for a prospectus, which includes investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses. read and consider it carefully before investing. risk includes possible loss of principal. accomplishing even little things can become major victories. i'm phil mickelson, pro golfer. when i was diagnosed with psoriatic arthritis, my rheumatologist prescribed enbrel for my pain and stiffness, and to help stop joint damage. [ male announcer ] enbrel may lower your ability to fight infections
on the ricin poison letter. president obama's fiery attack on senators who blocked gun control legislation. first, susan candiotti joins us with the breaking news. >> we've learned from a federal law enforcement official who's regularly briefed on the investigation. that images of two men -- there are two photographs we're tacking about here, are being circulated among law enforcement agencies around the country. and those law enforcement officers are asked to be on the lookout for these people, because they are possible suspects and of high interest. the reason we're being told that there's a high interest in these people is because of the timing of where they were right near the finish line before the blast went off. and also, because of what they have with them, what they are carrying. in this case, at least one of them is carrying what appears to be a dark colored backpack. and they have also circulated a memo, so to speak, among the agencies and describes it this way. the attached photos are being circulated in an attempt to identify the individuals, highlighted therein. feel free to
president obama was joined by some new town family members and mr. obama lashed out at senators and the gun lobby. >> i have heard folks say having the families of victims lobby for this legislation was so somehow misplaced. a prop somebody called them: emotional blackmail. some outlets said. are they serious? do we really think that thousands of families whose lives have been shattered by gun violence don't have a right to weigh in on this issue? do we think their emotions, their loss is not relevant to this debate? so all in all, this was a pretty shameful day for washington. >> megyn: joining me now alan colmes hosts the alan colmes show and ben ferguson hosts the ben ferguson show through the radio network. the president went on to accuse the nra of willfully lying in order to stop this bill from getting through. i'm going to get to that in one second let me start with his position on the newtown families. the president seemed to be defending charges that he was using them as a prop. i want to point out to the viewers. the new town families are not unanimous on gun control. i mean, we
that it does look sunny and warmer sunday/monday. >> time now 7:12. president obama lashed out at senators who voted against new gun control legislation. >> because the american people are trying to figure out how can something have 90% support and not have it. >> washington insider weighs in on whether another push for tougher gun laws is likely. >> plus, the big reward being offered in the search for a missing hayward man. ñç >>> a little cooler this morning. not as much of a breeze thankfully. sunny today. warmer. 60s and 70s. things look to be quieter today than the past couple days. >> time now 7:15. happening right now president obama and first lady michelle obama have arrived in boston. these are live pictures. they are arriving now. the president and first lady will be in boston attending inter faith prayer service in honor of those injured and killed in the boston bombings. focused on where air force one. we know air force one is down on the ground. the president will be speaking at the service. we wanted to take you live to boston's airport to let you know the president is in the
. the 45-year-old is suspected of mailing letters with the poison ricin. president obama and senator wicker. he could face a maximum of 15 years in prison and $500,000 fine as well. federal officials say more tests are needed. >>> still ahead we have new video of the west, texas, explosion. we'll get an update on the continues search for any survivors. >> and be sure to like the "newsnation" on facebook. ♪ [ acoustic guitar: upbeat ] [ dog ] we found it together. on a walk, walk, walk. love to walk. yeah, we found that wonderful thing. and you smiled. and threw it. and i decided i would never, ever leave it anywhere. because that wonderful, bouncy, roll-around thing... had made you play. and that... had made you smile. [ announcer ] beneful. play. it's good for you. >>> of course you can join the "newsnation" on twitter. our twitter page is @"newsnation." >>> the final update on west, texas, the site of the deadly fertilizer plant explosion. we just received new video of the explosion caught on tape. many stopped to record the inferno moments before the blast itself and joining me by phon
containing a white granular substance were sent to mississippi senator roger wicker and to president obama. two rounds of preliminary tests suggest the letters contain ricin, a poison than originates in castor beans. however, definitive tests on the letters are still being conducted. white house spokesman jay carney said the president was never in danger. >> materials that are suspicious or substances that are found to be suspicious at remote locations are then sent for secondary and more intense testing, and that process is under way now. >> reporter: the f.b.i., after reviewing the letters, says for now there is no indication of a connection to the attack in boston. the letters were mailed from memphis, tennessee, last week on april 8 and seemed to have come from one individual who wrote this: >> reporter: because the other reason that the f.b.i. sees no connection to boston is a matter of timing. kenneth curtis of tupelo, mississippi, has been taken into custody and charged with sending the letters. the f.b.i. believes curtis has sent over letters with similar content to other members o
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. melissa: a democratic senator who helped craft president obama's health care law now calls it a train wreck. max baucus made the comment yesterday as health and human services secretary kathleen sebelius testified at routine budget hearing. >> small businesses have no idea what to do, what to expect. do you have any data. you're not giving data. you're giving concept frankly. i just see a huge train wreck coming down. melissa: time now for lou dobbs. so this one of those things where you accidentally blurt out the truth or was this contrived? senator bach sus -- >> senator baucus is not the kind of man that makes those mistakes or actions in his expressions. he was talking to her earnestly and forthrightly sayingings secretary, you have got a mess on your hand and you have very little time to turn it around. she misspoke at least, she was not fulsome in her answers in dealing with the exchanges because october we begin to see those constructed. four out of 30 republican governors are going to go along with it. the rest are not. melissa: wow. >> 33 legislators, or governors have reject
to mississippi republican senator roger wicker, the second to president obama -- tested preliminarily for ricin. both were quarantined at a post office screening facility miles away in maryland. built after the anthrax attacks that killed five and injured 17 across the nation in 2001. >> the president -- i'm sure you will ask this. the president has, of course, been briefed on these letters. he was briefed last night and again this morning. >> reporter: the fbi said both were postmarked memphis, tennessee, on april 8. they used the same language. quote, to see a wrong and not expose it is to become a silent partner to its continuance. a phrase often used by radical groups. both letters are signed, i am kc and i approve this message. a third letter went to democratic senator carl levin's office in saginaw, michigan. a staffer who opened the letter there has been hospitalized protectively until tests are done. haz-mat teams searched jeff flake's office in phoenix but found nothing suspicious. >> we have had situations where there have been ricin scares. until this date there's never been any prov
that preliminarily tested positive for ricin. one addressed to president obama. one addressed to senator roger wicker of mississippi. they were intercepted before they got to their destinations. preliminarily testing positive for ricin. it takes 24 to 48 hours says the fbi to confirm it was ricin and that is something they're working o right now. a bit of a scare here in washington today as suspicious packages were reported in a number of different corners of senate office buildings. since that time after the initial care, all those packages and letters have been cleared. there are reports of suspicious letters being sent to a number of senate state offices. some of those have an about cleared. others are under investigation right now. also looking forward to tomorrow when president obama heads to boston for a memorial service. back to you. melissa: that's a lot. rich edson, thanks so much for that update. so as you know the boston marathon bombing sending shockwaves throughout our nation. we are still reeling from the death and destruction. joining me, kevin miles, a former fbi bomb technician and m
, in the senate last night. we are so disappointed. our sorrow was expressed so appropriately by president obama last night that i invited mike to join us here to tell you where we go from here and to answer the question that people are saying what can we do to change this. mike, would you speak -- thank you for your leadership. >> thank you, leader pelosi. it's a pleasure and honor to join you, to talk about and to answer any questions that you guys may have on gun violence prevention. -manchin amendment that failefailed last night, as i thk everybody knows. it was everything. it was gun trafficking that failed last night. so this is, this is, if you're confused by the vote, like i'm sure the 93% of the mac and people who believe we should have background checks are confused, you are not alone because this is just unexplainable. what i can tell you is, it's not going to slow us or the tour our work in regard to gun violence prevention one bit. we met this morning with the vice chairs of the task force, the senate leader reid's staff was over to brief us. we had folks from one of the outside gro
in connection with the poison letters sent to president obama and mississippi senator roger wicker. john roberts is live for us right now in oxford, mississippi, with the latest for us. good morning, john. >> reporter: good morning to you, patti ann. quite a story to tell, according to people i talked to who know kevin curtis, the man who was arrested yesterday afternoon in hose home in corinth, mississippi, on the border with tennessee, this guy had a lot going on. he was a part-time musician, an elvis impersonator weaving strong conspiracy theories about trafficking in body parts by one of the biggest medical institutions in mississippi. a while ago i got off with an attorney who used to represent him he clearly, according to this attorney that kevin curtis has some serious mental issues. he was doing contract cleaning work for north mississippi medical center. he claims one day he happened to cross arefrigerator looking for a drink of water that was full of body parts. when he tried to tell people about it, he was fired by the medical institution, banned from its campus. he then tried to tell
containing ricin to president obama, republican senator roger wicker and a mississippi official. curtis was arrested at his home in mississippi. fortunately both letters sent to the president and senator wicker were intercepted before they ever reached anyone. that case, at least there's been progress made with regard to what happened there in washington. >>steve: back to our top news story on this thursday morning, and it is a fox news alert, we continue to keep a close watch on the explosion in texas. casey steagall is standing by. how many people do we know confirmed dead? how many hurt? we understand that whole region around the plant, this looks like a nuke went off. >> it looks a little bit more like a war zone. in fact, a representative with the texas department of public safety came out of there earlier and said it really looked like something you would see perhaps on the streets of baghdad or in kabul, afghanistan. it is difficult to get your mind around what has happened there because when the explosion happened just right before 8:00 local time last night, the sun was going d
kenneth to president obama. letter sent to a mississippi senator contained the poison ry-sin. tested positive for the same toxin. it was intercepted at a screening facility outside the white house. it was received tuesday - and the f-b-i says the letters to both men were post-marked memphis tennessee -- on april 8th. the white house says staffers followed a careful drill in handling the letters.and no one was injured. from longtime other than standard protocol. any time a specific powers in the mail facility is inspected. out _ that is screened. steps are taken a remote sites. mississipi republican. it had markings similar to the one sent to the the f-b-i says both letters will undergo more testing. both were intercepted at off-site mail screening buildings capital police say it turns out that suspicious packages investigated in the u-stoday were "not" hazardous. but at last word - a man was still being questioned. some senate office buildings were closed for a time. and senator carl levin says tests are being done on a suspicious letter sent to his michigan office. a staffer who dis
hours after the senate dealt a stinging blow to obama's agending by rejecting a white house backed plan on background checks for gun sales. obama invited a dozen democratic senators to join him for an informal dinner after holding two similar meetings with separate groups of republican senators. senators dick durbin, dianne feinstein, ron wyden, jack reed, landrieu, jean shaheen, michael ben it, and chris coons were some of the democratic senators that attended. first call up during this segment of the "washington journal" comes from tony in mow desso -- modesto, california. hi. caller: i wanted to bring up the fact yesterday about obama was out there and democrats out there talked about how the n.r.a. lied and were calling people liars. what amazed me is they never talk about those, all these lies that had to do with obamacare. lie after lie after lie. that's all the democrats do is lie. but they call other people liars. and i think that all the companies ought to make sure that when they have to lay off people for obamacare, make sure it's your democrat voters that go. send the voters
wednesday accused of sending letters to president obama and senators that tested positive for poisonous ricin. paul kevin curtis arrested near the tennessee state long. both letters were signed i am kc and i approve this message. who knows what that is about. carl levin said a staff member would spend the night in the hospital for caution after opening a suspicious letter. you don't know what is happening, whether they are connected, copycat stuff, whether the world has gone insane, and dogs and cats are in fact living together. has anyone spotted the stay puffed marshmallow man. the senator yesterday. >> i would like to commend the officials for detecting this threat before they even reached the capitol. >> and yet they would want to get rid of the post office. >> stephanie: and what dummy thinks the president opens his own mail. really? sorry, i can't make the summit, i have a bunch of mail. >> apparently kc thinks he does. >> i'm going get to him. >> stephanie: wiley coyote of tennessee. >> oh, got. >> stephanie: i'm going to try to move a mountain next. >> i'm goin
, two other letters have reportedly tested positive for a poison, one addressed to president obama, another to mississippi republican senator roger wicker. both discovered, stopped and tested at a postal facility. >> the mail is screen and these tests were undertaken at remote sites to mitigate risks to the general population. >> reporter: both sent out of memphis. one quote from the letter, to see a wrong and not expose it is to become a silent partner to its continuance. another letter is under investigation. back here in d.c., even the tourists feel the added police presence at the capitol. >> you can feel it, walking around, after boston. things are just a little more tense. >> we ran into senator dianne feinstein just near this spot on the third floor of the senate russell building after the lockdown. no word of any arrests or injuries. >> reporter: packages and letters were all tested, all cleared. in washington, scott mcfarland, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> more details here on the poison itself. what makes it such a serious threat is there is no known antidote. one person was k
of opportunity in the first two years of the obama administration he had his own party in power in the senate and own party in power in the house. use some political cash, some will to force the culture -- forced the closure of that place. he would need to up the risk calculus. the major population at of many.o are tweet patch with it most of the saudis. the amenis have n -- the yemanis have not been sent back. we do not believe they have the capacity or willingness to mitigate the threat they would pose and would simply be out on the street at potentially get back into combat activity. host: is there evidence against the 166 detainees still being held that makes -- that says "you are a danger?" detaineesst off all the federaloned district court for habeas because they enjoy the federal constitutional right of habeas. have orderedourts some of them to be released. evidence,here isn't there is evidence to suggest they are enemy combatants under court orders. that is number one. there is another pile of detainees, a population of 46, but the obama administration should -- that the above -- that
those letters laced with ricin to senator roger wicker and to president obama. no connection to the boston bombings, just a nut case who sends a lot of letters to members of congress demanding to be heard. he put a little poison in. he thought that might help out. he'll spend a good deal of time behind bars. we'll see how he gets heard there. >> my favorite part of that story is the guy put his own real initials on the letter. >> bill: this is kc and i approve this message. and up in boston, no matter what you've been led to believe by cnn, no arrests have been made but there has been a lot of progress in the investigation. you wouldn't know that by watching cnn yesterday. they got -- they had to be out there. they had to get ahead of the story. they had to make things happen with breaking news! >> announcer: this is cnn's breaking news. >> wolf, we have information. an arrest has been made in the investigation. >> identified has now been arrested. >> i was told by a boston law enforcement source, we've got him. >> bill: we got him john king said and not only that, he even id
. along with joe and me, and toom failed in the senate yesterday and very emotional reaction in washington including a frustrated president obama and show that to you. as a public service, in our opinion, we feel the need to read all of the names of all the senators who voted no on the issue. an issue supported by 90% of americans. we have a three-hour show and take the time to show you all of those names and perhaps a symbolic disconnect between washington, d.c. and the rest of the country. >>> the investigation into the boston bombings. lots of confusion with some media outlets incorrectly reporting an arrest had been made. pete williams is the best inf te business on this stuff with us ahead on the investigation. with us on the set is mark halpern and former governor howard dean and mike barnicle still in boston and in washington, the huffington post, sam stein. first the latest in west texas. i have reports coming in, joe, say the place looks like a lair literally war zone. charles hadlock has the latest. >> as you reported, the briefing ended here. >> reporter: we will have another on
to president obama and a u.s. senator. police say that both letters tested positive for the deadly poison ricin. they were signed, i am kc, and i approve this message. they have been traced to a man near tupelo, mississippi. the letters were intercepted yesterday before they could reach their intended targets. >>> there was a measure that failed for more strict background checks for gun control. it was opposed by the national rifle association. the president blasted congress for killing the bill calling it a shameful day for washington. >> there were no coherent arguments as to why we wouldn't do this. it came down to politics. the worry that that vocal minority of gun owners would come after them in future elections. and so they caved to the pressure. and they started looking for an excuse, any excuse, to vote no. >> the president pinned the blame on a small minority of republican senators. however, five democrats also opposed the plan. >>> the wife of a former texas justice of the peace has been charged in connection with the murders of two district attorneys. 46-year-old kim williams is also
's second term. four months after president obama called the country to action in the wake of the newtown shootings, using all of the power of the presidency to push gun safety measures, every measure he championed went down to defeat on the senate floor. when the compromise took shape, there was optimism they could get something through the senate but this bill to expand background checks for gun buyers only managed to win 54 votes. it needed 60 to move forward. >> shame on you! >> there will be order in the senate. >> the tucson shooting survivor who wrestled a third gun clip away from gerald loughner screamed when they heard the measure had failed and were escorted out of the capitol. four democrats voted no and four republicans voted for it. after the background check legislation which the white house believed had the best chance of passing was defeated. one by one the senate blocked proposals to ban assault weapons, limit magazines and by agreeing to a 60-vote threshold on all amends, democrats held off passage of republican amendments they believed would weaken or kill the bill. an
it out of the senator, and president obama upset about the failure of the bill. listen to this. >> this was a shameful day for washington, but instead of supporting this compromise, the gun lobby and its allies willfully lied about the bill. >> all right. willfully lied. all right. next item. we told you earlier this morning that baucus, a key author of obamacare warns the law may be a train wreck, strong words. timely, the president's tax the rich plan, completely dead on arrival. all right, everyone, am i wrong to say that this these three areas the president has failed? first of all, tax the rich plan, the budget, dead an oi rival, liz. >> yes, it stalled out. the president -- i mean, the senate -- the democrats control 55 of the seats in the senatee and, you know, even larry summers, former top white house economic aid said, you know, it's a mistake to think it's progress that continue to legislate and have more legislation. that is not progress. >> what's failing? tax the rich? don't want to do that anymore? is that the nature of the failure? >> that's most, and, yes, the
officials have identified a suspect in the mailing of ricin laced letters to senators and president obama. they identify him as paul kevin curtis of mississippi. he was tied to the letters with his infamous signoff i'm k.c. and i approve this message which is apparently how he signs blog posts. >>> and investigators say they have spot add suspect in monday's bombing for the boston marathon from reviewing security video to department store, though. and this is important, no arrests have been made. and this comes as president obama is heading to boston today to attend a memorial service for the bombing victims. scott cohen is in boston with the latest. he rejoins us now. scott, i understand mitt romney, as well, may be there. what kinds of security measures are taking place? >> well, there remains heavy security in and around boston, kelly, in light of what happened this week. and, obviously, ahead of this visit. i should point out there is not a suspect as far as the authorities are concerned. certainly someone they are interested in talking to. you know, there is an interesting attitude h
hook promise, i would like to say thank you to president obama, vice president biden for their leadership and standing strong safer america. i would like to say thank you to the senators for legislation that would keep guns out of hand and save lives. they stood by us right from the beginning. they were with us. we will not be defeated. we are not defeated. we have no other choice. killeday more people are in this country because of gun violence. stronger. we leave washington hoping that others, both here and across the country, will join us in making that more senators will takeit begins, our hearts are broken. our spirits is not. thank you. it is now my great pleasure to introduce the president of the united states of america, barack obama. >> good job. >> a few months ago, in response to too many tragedies, including the shootings of a u.s. congressman, gabrielle giffords, 20 schoolchildren and their teachers, we took up the cause of protecting our people from gun violence. grief summoned the courage to petition to their elected leaders. not just to honor the memor
obama and other government officials. investigators say the curtis sent letters to the president, senator roger wicker of mississippi and another state official. preliminary tests show ricin was in the letter buzz definite testing is being done. the letters mailed from memphis and investigators believe there may be more. >> several other letters have now turned up and... so other congressional leaders have received letters that believe to be laced. >> the fbi worked with the secret service in mississippi to make this arrest. >> a bill to require background checks on gun sales was shot down in the senate this afternoon. a stunning defeat and one that defies public opinion. now, senator fine he stein's plea from the senate floor. >> yes. the gun bill is dead. background checks failed to get needed votes today, so did senator feinstein's amendment. but in her effort she took to the senate floor with a story of a san francisco police officer who is murdered in the line of duty. >> senator feinstein told her fellow senators what happened nine years ago. >> as officer's approaches the
conference at the top of the hour. meantime, president obama's moving and uplifting speech at the boston marathon memorial service earlier today was just his second bit of brilliant oratory in as many days. wednesday, he lashed out at the senators who not only blocked a bipartisan attempt at background checks, but any hope for new gun control safety measures. now, the president also made it abundantly clear to supporters what their next steps will be. >> you need to let your representatives in congress know that you are disappointed and if they don't act this time, you will remember come election time. and i see this as just round one. >> joining us now, joy reid, managing editor for the grio.com. joy, thanks for joining any. >> thank withdryou. >> harry reid pulled the bill from consideration. news accounts are casting this as a loss for president obama, making it personal. i don't think the president was about making this personal. >> yeah, i mean, you can see from his reaction, right, when he did that news conference, after the bill went down, that he's angry. he is personally angry a
from castor beans. one to president obama, another to mississippi republican senator roger wicker, and a third, local authorities said, to a mississippi justice official. >> there are great consistencies between the content, the letter itself, the way the letter was written, the postmark of the letter. >> reporter: the fbi says the letters to the president and senator were postmarked memphis, tennessee, ten days ago with identical language including the phrase, to see a wrong and not expose it is to become a silent partner to its continuance. signed iak.c., i am k.c., and i approve this message. those were never delivered. intercepted by a precaution put in place after the anthrax attacks that killed five people shortly after 9/11. and federal officials say more tests are needed, natalie, to determine if, in fact, that substance was ricin, and if so, how strong. the fib also says these see no connection between this ricin-tainted scare and what's happening in boston. >> peter alexander at the white house for us this morning, thank you. it's now 7:18. back to al. >>> you have the r
the letters sent to president obama and the republican senator, roger wicker of mississippi, those letters are suspected to have been tainted, to have been laced with the poison ricin. it can kill. you ricin. the fbi has arrested a man in mississippi in connection with this case. his name, paul kevin curtis, and he also is an elvis presley impersonator of all things. officials across the nation are looking for more suspicious letters even as we speak right now. chris cuomo watching all of this. just outside the cathedral of the holy cross, where the interfaith memorial service will take place, chris. >> all right, thanks, wolf. people lined up since 4:00 in the morning. the name of the service is called healing our city. clear gee from all over boston. political dignitaries here, archbishop sean cardinal o'malley will be here, and the guest of honor, president obama and the first lady. the life of the dead is put into the hearts of the living. this allows people to come together, share in their grief. i'm joined by jessica yellin and john king. this is a message that will have big importan
, thank you very much. thanks for your report. >>> president obama and gun control advocates lost their battle in the senate wednesday, outflanked by the nra. a newtown father and the president both spoke in the rose garden after the votes. >> we return home with the determination that change will happen, maybe not today, but it will happen. >> do we really think that thousands of families whose lives have been shattered by gun violence don't have a right to weigh in on this issue? do we think their emotions, their loss, is not relevant to this debate? so all in all, this was a pretty shameful day for washington. >> pennsylvania senator bob casey joins me now. well, senator, the president saying it is a shameful day. and he took the stick to democrats as well as republicans. is ofa and his campaign organization going to campaign, do you think, against some democrats who voted against this? >> well it's hard to tell what will happen in a political context, but i will say it was a terrible day for the senate. and for the country. because across our state of pennsylvania, you know pe
. she was also nominated by president obama to serve in her role as assistant secretary of education for civil rights and she was confirmed by the senate in may of 2009. as assistant secretary, ruslyn is assistant secretary arnie's duncan's primary advisor. before she joined the department of education she was vice president of the education trust in washington, dc and was the founding executive of education trust west in oakland. in these positions she advocated for public school students in california, focusing on achievement and opportunity gaps, improving can urriculum and instructional quality and ensuring quality education for everybody. she served as an advisor on education issues on a number of private ipbs institutions, she is a teacher, a lawyer, and a very influential voice on all policy matters. she was also passionate about ending this issue of bullying and bringing everyone together to stop this disturbing trend so please welcome assistant secretary for civil rights, ruslyn lee. as i said, our moderator is not always our lieutenant governor, of course he needs to
checks deal voted down in the senate. the outcome prompted an appearance in the white house rose garden by an outwardly angry president obama surrounded by newtown family members and gabby giffords. >> instead of supporting this compromise, the gun lobby and its allies willfully lied about the bill. they claim they would trade a gun register. that upset some and inn turn upset a lot of senators. this was a pretty shameful day for washington. >> joe manchin blamed its failure on what else? politics? >> if you're looking at it and trying to evaluate it, they're saying, well, maybe the immigration and maybe guns on top of that might be too much for me to go home and explain. >> politico's senior congressional correspondent is covering all thea on the hill. thank you so much for joining us. >> great to be here. >> so, manu, we're looking at immigration. the gang of eight came out today. obviously we have some bipartisan support. but then again we had some bipartisan support behind guns too. what is the conservative response been thus far to the immigration deal that we've seen now? >> it's
and black jacket. in washington, the senate votes down a bill on expanding background checks and a furious president obama calls it shameful. >> while this compromise didn't contain everything i wanted or everything these families wanted, it did represent progress. it represented moderation and common sense. that's why 90% of the american people supported it. but instead of supporting this compromise, the gun lobby and its allies willfully lied about the bill. >> we'll have more on that later in the show. and the arrest in the ricin case. we begin with jake tapper live from boston where the president will travel for an interfaith service tomorrow in memory of the victims. jake, a pretty chaotic day in many ways. lots of claim, counterclaim, leak, counter leak. where are we now, 9:00 p.m. eastern, there has been no arrest as we speak. but what has there been today in terms of development? >> reporter: well, we know that there has been some -- there have been some advances made in the investigation. specifically through videotape obtained from the lord & taylor store in copley square, not fa
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